The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code

A subscription box for Brits in Canada and the USA Nothing beats the excitement when an email pops into my inbox to say we have a package delivery. It’s even more exciting when that package is a parcel of British goodies from new company The Little Care Package. Unfortunately, the box arrived after dark which meant filming and photographing it was apparently out of the … Continue reading The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code

Changing Seasons of Toronto July Summer

The Changing Seasons of Toronto

When we lived in Cambridge, I remember coming across a piece of artwork on a market stall that always stuck with me. It consisted of four photos, all taken from the same point and at the same angle, along a beautiful tree-lined path that crosses Jesus Green. Each of the four photos was taken in a different season, and I loved not only the contrast … Continue reading The Changing Seasons of Toronto

Scarborough Bluffs

Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

Vancouver, as we’ve all heard, has the upper hand when it comes to Canadian cities with stunning scenery on its doorstep. But here, we want to reclaim a little pride for Toronto.  There are some great outdoor locations to visit near Toronto, although unfortunately most require a bit of travel. But nevertheless, there are the Niagara Falls (just make sure you’re facing away from the … Continue reading Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

Toronto Islands at night

Looking back on 18 months in Canada

Highlights of our Canadian Working Holiday This week another milestone was reached as we celebrated 18 months in Canada. As always the time has flown by and we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the best things we’ve done in the last 12 months. So here we go, in no particular order, 6 of our favourite things from this year: 1. Showing … Continue reading Looking back on 18 months in Canada

KnowRoaming review

Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker

How to reduce roaming costs with KnowRoaming and promo code In the digital age that we live in, we are always ready to reach for our smartphone to find something out. Whether it be where we’re going, what to eat, to check the news or use social media, smartphones are the ‘go to’ device whether at home or away. They are just a little bit addictive. This … Continue reading Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker

How to get a Health Card Ontario

Accessing health care in Ontario

Our guide to getting an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card So you’ve arrived in Canada, and are living in Ontario on your IEC working holiday visa. Hopefully you’ve come with some travel insurance that’ll cover you in case of any immediate medical emergencies (you shouldn’t have got handed your visa at the border without the insurance!). But what about those non-emergency medical things, which … Continue reading Accessing health care in Ontario

Our experience flagpoling at Niagara Falls

Activating our second IEC work permits at Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls An IEC working holiday visa can only be activated at a Port of Entry to Canada. This means that if you’re already in Canada you have to leave the country and come back in again. In 2014 we chose to do this by taking a trip to Seattle. This time we decided to go for the … Continue reading Our experience flagpoling at Niagara Falls

6 reasons to fly Porter

6 reasons to fly Porter

Over this past year we’ve flown with Porter more than any other airline. They’ve taken us to Boston, Chicago and Washington DC (blog posts on those later trips to come). On all of those trips we have enjoyed flying Porter, despite an overnight delay for Stewart. In an age when airlines charge for every little thing it’s been nice to experience one that has a … Continue reading 6 reasons to fly Porter

Cat Fostering

Our experience of cat fostering

Looking after kitties for Toronto Cat Rescue – one year on* *probably don’t read this if you have no interest in cats It’s been just over a year since we took in our first foster cat, Maggie, and it’s crazy to think that since then we have helped 13 cats find their ‘furever’ homes. Over the past 12 months we’ve put up with horrible smells, been woken … Continue reading Our experience of cat fostering

Stratford Ontario Chocolate Trail

Visiting Stratford in November

Stratford, Ontario is famous for 2 reasons – hosting North America’s most prestigious Shakespeare festival and being the home town of Justin Bieber. But we didn’t visit for either of those reasons, much to the confusion of my colleagues. What we did experience was good food, yummy chocolate and a relaxing break. The town itself is pretty small but well equipped for tourists, as you would expect for a destination that … Continue reading Visiting Stratford in November